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Articles by Robert Schwebel

July 2015 - Pro Talk, A Rehabs.com Community

"Rescuing doesn’t work. It basically hijacks the pathway to personal decision-making and change. Instead of people reaching their own conclusions about their lives, someone else does it for them."

May 2015 - Pro Talk, A Rehabs.com Community

"To help people overcome drug problems, we need to get off the powerlessness bandwagon, stop exaggerating the power of drugs, and stop diminishing the power of people."

April 2015 - Pro Talk, A Rehabs.com Community

"…people often behave in ways that promote lying. You could say they create an environment in which other people are afraid to tell the truth."

April 2015 - The Fix 

"Look around and you will find counselors pushing the agenda of abstinence and trying to control behavior. You’ll find youth cleverly resisting and fighting back in all kinds of creative ways."

February 2015 - Pro Talk, A Rehabs.com Community

"I believe we would have much better outcomes and benefit a lot more people if we stopped ‘treating drug problems,’ and started thinking in terms of providing comprehensive counseling."

January 2015 - The Fix 

"Tell them they are powerless, tell them you trust them but conduct drug tests, be an alarmist and other effective ways to get your kids to avoid getting help."

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